Field Outreach Ministers

In 2006 the Iowa Annual Conference took a bold step to move United Methodist churches toward revitalization in the mission of Jesus Christ. As part of a plan to reorganize and redistrict the Conference, the position of Field Outreach Minister (FOM) was created.  

Field Outreach Ministers are “free agents” for renewalgoing wherever there is an opening, doing whatever it takes, developing partnerships with clergy and laityto stir up congregations to pursue the United Methodist mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” They teach, provide resources, consult, preach, facilitate change, and support leadership. They listen, pray, advise, encourage, and challenge leaders to risk following Jesus into the new mission field which is their community.

The Healthy Church Initiative is one of the focal points of the work of FOMs. The world is changing very rapidly. The position of churches within American society and within our communities is very different from forty years ago. Long-standing habits, patterns, and customs of church life are proving less and less effective. Many believe the Spirit of God is stirring within the Church, stirring up a movement of renewal in faith and mission that reminds us of the Wesleyan origins of The United Methodist Church.

Do you want to be part of that movement? Your Field Outreach Ministers stand ready to assist you with decades of experience and continued learning at their disposal and at your service. Bishop Haller introduces the FOMs as an extension of the local church staff, so don't be shy. Call or email an FOM today! 

 

    Ryan Christenson
    Northwest District

    Phone
   712-732-0812

    Email
    ryan.christenson@iaumc.org

 

    Jaymee Glenn-Burns
    Northeast District

    Phone
    319-268-7502

    Email
    jaymee.glenn-burns@iaumc.org

 

    Melissa Drake
    Southwest District

    Phone
    712-243-8573

    Email
    melissa.drake@iaumc.org

 

    Naomi Sea Young Wittstruck
    Central District

    Phone
    515-974-8914

    Email
    naomiseayoung.wittstruck@iaumc.org

 

    Jaye Johnson
    South Central District

    Phone
    641-342-1644

    Email
    jaye.johnson@iaumc.org

 

    Phil Carver
    Southeast District

    Phone
    319-530-3052

    Email
    phil.carver@iaumc.org